Susan Dana



Vice Chair

“GVLT is an essential partner in wise planning that preserves the open spaces and access to nature that make our beloved community such a magical place.”

Susan is a long-time faculty member at MSU’s Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship where she has taught a variety of courses including law, negotiation and international business, and has served as both Associate Dean and Interim Dean. At MSU, she is particularly dedicated to creating unique professional development opportunities to enable students to design careers around their lifelong passions. Her husband’s family owns a ranch along the Yellowstone River that is protected by one of Montana’s first conservation easements, where she first learned to fly fish 25 years ago. She has served on a variety of non-profit boards, including Bozeman Summit School, Montana Center for International Visitors, Federal Defenders of Montana (public defenders for the federal courts in Montana), and the Yellowstone Park Advisory Council. Susan grew up in the Netherlands and Washington D.C., and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Classics, and Stanford Law School. She enjoys fly fishing, skiing, and hiking with her husband, daughter, and two Rhodesian Ridgebacks.